Why Michael B. Jordan is playing free movies at drive-ins across the US all summer

He hopes people "are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow."

With theaters still closed or operating at reduced capacity due to COVID-19, Michael B. Jordan is giving families a fun new way to celebrate the summer movie experience.

The actor -- via the production company he founded, Outlier Society -- has teamed up with Amazon Studios to take over drive-ins across the country for free movie nights.

Together, they are launching the summer-long "A Night at the Drive-In" experience. The initiative not only allows families to enjoy a blockbuster double-feature while socially distancing in their vehicles, but will also showcase a collection of racially diverse films.

Jordan handpicked every movie that will play, from romantic comedies to thrillers, to ensure there's something for everyone -- no matter their age, race or gender. Some of the movies he curated are "Crazy Rich Asians," "Hook," "Creed" and "Coming to America."

"With this drive-in summer series, I hope that friends and families are able to not only enjoy, but to learn and grow," the 33-year-old said in a statement. "Now more than ever, amplifying Black and Brown stories means engaging culture to speak to hearts and minds about the world we live in."

Other films included are "Love & Basketball," "Black Panther," "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "Do the Right Thing," "Get Out" and "Girls Trip."

Each double-feature will celebrate a theme, such as "movies to inspire your inner child" and "movies to make you laugh."

Besides enjoying free movies, attendees will also enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments provided by Black and brown-owned businesses such as Path Water, Pipcorn and Partake Cookies.

"A Night at the Drive-In" kicks off Wednesday, July 1, and will air double-features every other week through Aug. 26. For more information -- such as participating locations and to book your passes in advance -- visit the Amazon Studios website.